As principal psychologist and owner of the practice, David brings 15 years of experience of working in the area of Psychology. David’s approach supports trauma informed care and assists clients to develop and implement practical psychological supports in their lives that are reflective of their needs. This approach with clients is drawn from several theoretical frameworks including CBT, ACT, and Positive Psychology.
In addition to heading up the team at Red Point Psychology, David has an interest in research, completing a PhD Thesis on Self-Regulation in children and later Academic and non-Academic outcomes. This study was a longitudinal work, that looked across the child’s development from early pre-school years to late adolescence. During the journey of his research, David found that a number of outside factors (e.g. family, work, school, peer relationships) all have an influence on the way we see mental health and engage in strategies to support good mental health. This experience provides David with understanding of the things that can affect people on their personal life journey. David’s experience also enables him skills in working with adults who are experiencing challenges in the workplace or in their personal lives, whether this is work life balance concerns, anxiety, depression or grief or loss of loved ones.
When he is not at work David’s interests include cooking, fitness and travelling. David also volunteers his time training first response mental health workers overseas.
Jane’s career spans over 25 years working in the private and non-for-profit sectors mainly in education, training and case management. Jane has a Degree in Counselling and is a qualified counsellor with proven experience supporting clients in the workplace and in educational settings. She is committed to delivering client-centred support that gradually empowers individuals and enables them to make informed decisions. Jane has a sound knowledge of theoretical counselling approaches to real world settings, having a special interest in cognitive behavioural therapy, integrative counselling and person-centred counselling. Arears of expertise include bereavement and mental health. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Jane has a special interest in working with those struggling with mental health and related issues. She is presently working in a private practise as a counsellor, also involved in providing customised training as requested by organisations. Jane is passionate about increasing the awareness and understanding of mental health issues. In doing so, she hopes to help decrease the stigma so often associated with mental health, and how to access appropriate assistance and support.
Jane enjoys travelling, reading, cooking and being a friend and a mum.
Julie’s background is in the field of education. She established the first behaviour classes at Coniston Public School. Following this Julie spent nine years in the Bega and Batemans Bay districts as an Itinerant Support Teacher (Behaviour).
This role included developing positive behaviour programs for students at school in the classroom and playground and working with teachers to implement strategies for the whole class to assist with behaviour change and development of positive social interactions with peers and staff.
Julie worked in early intervention transitioning students from preschool to school, primary school to high school and work transitions. Julie also has many years of training support workers in classrooms and delivering staff development to small and large groups. Most recently Julie has worked in the area of special education developing individual programs for students.
During 2019 Julie established the first autism class in a local high school in a multi age setting.
Julie seeks to implement positive behaviour programs which are realistic and achievable and which are inclusive of the carer and clients needs.
Rhyle is a General Registered Psychologist with experience working in a variety of different settings. Rhyle’s approach has developed working alongside clients suffering depression, anxiety, alcohol, drugs and gambling issues, personality disorders, bipolar, and adjustment disorders (among other concerns).
Rhyle believes that psychological care is about creating an opportunity to explore your experience, reflect and realign to what is important, and build new skills that helps to get life moving in the direction you want. As a psychologist, he draws from several different theoretical frameworks including CBT, ACT, DBT, motivational interviewing etc. Rhyle has particular interest in providing group therapy related to a broad range of mental health presentations.
Rhyle is motivated by client's openness to address the difficulties they are facing in their lives, and hopes that by working together you may be able to see the desired change you are after, and the benefit that comes from engaging in your own mental health care.
When not at work, Rhyle enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach and exercising.
Cindy joined our practice in August 2019.
With extensive experience in running her own small business for the past 10 years, Cindy was well equipped to manage reception and business administration for our practice. Cindy offers incredible support to the whole team and is a perfect fit with her strong customer focused approach. She is dedicated and efficient ensuring the day to day operations of the practice runs smoothly for both our clients and staff.
Cindy, originally from the country has settled in Wollongong with her husband and 3 children. Outside of work, Cindy loves to spend time with family and friends, keep active, create/design and travel the world.